By Matthew Sparks
Light pierces darkness
Dreams fade into reality
I am transfixed
Caught in between time and space
From a lowly state
Captured by beauty
Consumed by other-worldly rays
What once was
Will be no more
My heart soars
Strength is renewed
Beauty is found
Simplicity reigns above all else
Spirit reaches out
Grasping a human hand
Whispers of hope
Death is conquered
My pounding heart
I will be free
All will be free
Be it done unto me
According to Your will
Mary’s Song of Praise
And Mary said,
“My soul magnifies the Lord,
and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant.
Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed;
for the Mighty One has done great things for me,
and holy is his name.
His mercy is for those who fear him
from generation to generation.
He has shown strength with his arm;
he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts.
He has brought down the powerful from their thrones,
and lifted up the lowly;
he has filled the hungry with good things,
and sent the rich away empty.
He has helped his servant Israel,
in remembrance of his mercy,
according to the promise he made to our ancestors,
to Abraham and to his descendants forever.”
And Mary remained with her about three months and then returned to her home.